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Dev. Using Java, Spring, Cassandra, Tomcat, Maven and unit tests. Patterns, refactoring, good architecture/design and the agile/pragmatic guff are stuff I see as useful. I'm also a fan of learning how to do stuff - or knowing stuff - well. Haven't been working long - a few years.

Knowledge other than tech. I have a B. Business and B. IT (Info systems) & spent some years in an Australian bankassurance group where I started as part of a graduate program. I also interned for a year with SAP Research doing cross-disciplinary research into business controls & their relation to white-collar crime in the context of Semantic Web technology and IT Security.

Sportsfan. Watch most anything. NRL (rugby league), association football, Australian Rules football. Do sport when can find time

Career development. Currently learning Cassandra to work on telematic car insurance. Keen to do some Open-source. NoSql. Linux. I attend Meetups by the London Java Community (LJC) and other tech, agile and NoSQL ones.


May
7
comment Persisting type in Java - should I be using flags?
Ah yep. The concept of making decisions about JPA and persistance models in relation to inheritance does ring a bell now. I will come back to this question and accept it once I've let it sink in some more. Thanks for your answer
Apr
28
revised Are flag variables an absolute evil?
Editing the explanation of of what a flag is into the start of the question, and introducing the question with the question heading, with a small addition of hopefully subtle humor
Apr
28
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Apr
28
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Apr
28
asked Persisting type in Java - should I be using flags?
Apr
28
comment Building a website, want to use java
If you can't use WAR files... can you use Java??? interesting question
Apr
24
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Apr
24
revised Class Design and Separation Of Concerns
Presenting the two ideas in a format that someone can easily read, but saying that one is not favoured, instead of having text there which is hard to read
Apr
24
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Apr
24
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Mar
5
revised Are 'The Pragmatic Programmer' and 'The Mythical Man Month' good books for people with limited practical experience programming
OPs title did not closely match the question. Have attempted to update to match body of question
Mar
5
suggested suggested edit on Are 'The Pragmatic Programmer' and 'The Mythical Man Month' good books for people with limited practical experience programming
Mar
5
comment Are 'The Pragmatic Programmer' and 'The Mythical Man Month' good books for people with limited practical experience programming
@ChristianBongiorno OP asks if purchasing Pragmatic Programmer and Mythical Man month would be beneficial considering their limited programming knowledge. Although the question has been edited the focus is on books for people with limited knowledge
Feb
13
comment If you could only have one programming related book on your bookshelf what would it be and why?
The one set of Java books you should have
Feb
13
revised Does 'consider returning Null Object' apply to a DAO read method?
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13
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Jan
13
comment Does 'consider returning Null Object' apply to a DAO read method?
@Giorgio I think I agree with you. Sorry if the answer so far indicates otherwise - I should edit to say 'no results' is generally not an error condition. Regardless of it being good or bad some people I have worked with still return null after handling an exception